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The circuit breaker was extended to 1 June on 21 April following continued untraced transmission within the community. [202], The Land Transport Authority announced that all certificate of entitlement (COE) bidding for the month of April would be suspended. [316] Grab announced that they will be launching GrabCare to transport healthcare workers to and from their work places. Coronavirus: Singapore raises alert level after signs of community spread “We are looking very hard for cases, and the harder you look, the more cases you’ll find. [302] It was announced that the government would draw an additional S$32 billion from past reserves, bringing the total used to S$52 billion. [144] Organisers of the Marina Bay Singapore Countdown announced on 5 November that the event would be streamed online and on television by Mediacorp, and fireworks would be set off at heartland locations rather than at Marina Bay. [247][248], Cruises were restarted in November but did not have any other port of call other than Singapore. The bus frequency and train frequency will see more improvements from 20 April 2020. The city-state has also begun stripping people “of their permanent-resident status and revoking foreigners’ work passes over virus-related infractions,” according to the Wall Street Journal. [41][39] However, Singapore's death rate has been one of the world's lowest, both in terms of CFR and per capita. [17] On 30 January, the WHO declared the outbreak a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC), after mounting evidence that the novel coronavirus had spread to 18 countries and completion of investigation in Wuhan. [85] One such travel bubble between Singapore and Hong Kong was to have started on 22 November, but had to be postponed to an unspecified time in 2021 due to the resurgence of COVID-19 cases in Hong Kong. [108] Ministry of Manpower reported that unemployment in the first quarter of 2020 rose to 2.4 per cent from 2.3 per cent the quarter previously, the highest in a decade, while among Singaporeans it rose from 3.3 per cent to 3.5 per cent. It was previously scheduled to be published in June. Taxi and private hire vehicles were hit by the impact of COVID-19. [205][206], The quarantine and testing of all foreign workers in dormitories has caused delays in the construction of various MRT projects, including the delay of the Thomson–East Coast line's Stage 2 opening to early 2021. [218] The Singapore government advised workers to try to stay with relatives, friends, and colleagues, and seek housing in hotels, dormitories and rental flats if this was not possible. 92,333, © 2020 NYP Holdings, Inc. All Rights Reserved [204] All City Direct, Chinatown Direct, NightRider, NiteOwl and Express bus services were temporarily suspended in tranches from 8 April 2020 until 1 June 2020, with the exception of Express 89e which was reinstated on 24 April 2020 to better serve essential workers at the Changi Airfreight Centre, while Chinatown Direct, NightRider, NiteOwl bus services as well as bus services 188R, 401, 926 and 963R continue to be suspended until further notice owing to the lack of recreational demand. [187] Some churches have opted to suspend services, live streaming them instead. [243], Due to the reduced number of flights, Singapore Changi Airport suspended operations at Terminals 2 and 4 in April and May 2020 respectively. In addition, the Goods and Services Tax will not be raised by 9% in 2021 owing to the economic impact, with a S$6 billion Assurance Package should it be raised by 2025. [76] By 1 October less than 300 people were being housed in community care facilities, down from the almost 20,000 from the May peak. This story has been shared 131,233 times. The Multi-Ministry Taskforce on 28 May announced the three-phased approach to resume activities safely with the gradual re-opening of economic activities in each phase. This was also due to supply chains being disrupted due to COVID-19. Aug Oct [116], The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) brought forward its twice year meeting from some time in April to 30 March. [178], Ahead of tighter measures on 7 April, shoppers queued at shopping malls despite government requests for people to remain at home. [68] This led to an increase in number of imported cases, in which over 70% of cases from 16 to 19 March were Singaporeans and long-term pass holders returning from overseas. [158] Retail sales fell during the COVID-19 pandemic from March to June, citing circuit breaker as a reason. Dormitories were reported to be unsanitary and crowded, making preventive measures like social distancing difficult. March 6, 2020 | 2:15pm | Updated March 6, 2020 | 3:00pm. [109], As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, various companies like Resorts World Sentosa would reduce a significant amount of its workforce. [39][40] The transmission of the SARS-CoV-2 virus powering the COVID-19 pandemic has been significantly greater, with a significant total death toll. This allowed hospitals to reduce bed take up related to COVID-19 from more than a thousand to several hundred in a few weeks. Later in the month, arrivals from certain countries had their 14-day quarantine reduced to 7 days; those arriving from Brunei and New Zealand who were tested negative upon arrival would be allowed in without any quarantine. 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[51][52], National authorities began reporting suspected cases on 4 January,[53] however the first confirmed case was reported on 23 January, a tourist from Wuhan. Feb [159], In response to the government's lockdown measures, Suntec City announced that it would waive rent for all tenants for the month of April, May and June. As the pandemic spread throughout the world, the Singapore government had organised several repatriation efforts to bring Singaporeans back from various overseas locations. [5] Phase 1 lasted for 17 days from 2 June and ended on 18 June, with Phase 2 lasting for 6 months and 8 days from 19 June to 27 December; Singapore is currently in Phase 3, which will be sustained until a vaccine is available.[6]. [91], The ongoing pandemic is likely to have a significant impact on the local economy. [219] The government also provided $50 for each worker per day, up to 14 days to support employers finding accommodation. Travellers who did not quarantine in a dedicated facility would have to wear an electronic tag throughout the 14-day period. [92] This is largely due to the fall in tourism and social distancing restrictions. [196] With the significant reduction in flights, Singapore Airlines agreed to provide some 300 staff to help with possible manpower shortages at hospitals in Singapore and provided some staff to deal with transport ambassadors. 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Though he warned that this would likely rise in the coming months. However, since the beginning of July, there were a steady trickle of imported cases as the government loosened arrival requirements. [54] By 24 January, both N95 and surgical masks had run out at retail outlets. [215] With approximately 300,000 Malaysians, or almost a tenth of Singapore's labour force working in Singapore, the MCO would have been expected to significantly affect Singapore's economy, including sectors providing essential services. [102] Terminal 4 would later be suspended on 16 May indefinitely as well, with the aim to restart operations when travel demand returns. It’s unclear what their penalty was. [61] The tour group had returned to China and the Chinese authorities had confirmed that two of the group was infected. Terms of Use Elsewhere, the pandemic may keep killing for years. [321] Amnesty International called the situation a "recipe for disaster". Permanent secretary Boonyarit Kalayanamit says officials carried out … Social distancing stickers are removed on bus and train seats, allowing all passengers including seniors to sit. Early cases were primarily imported until local transmission began to develop in February and March. Last 15 days, On 31 December 2019, health authorities in China reported to the World Health Organization (WHO) a cluster of viral pneumonia cases of unknown cause in Wuhan, Hubei Province,[16] and an investigation was launched in early January 2020. [282], It was announced on 1 February that the Government will provide help for the transport and tourism sectors as part of the 2020 Budget, being the worst-hit industries by the impact of COVID-19. Some Hindu temples have put measures to provide live streaming of puja for devotees. [154], Several malls and landlords including Jewel Changi Airport and CapitaLand have implemented rental rebates. [224] The lockdown also sparked fears of food shortages, triggering a second wave of panic buying and hoarding of essential items. [317], On 12 April, CNA reported that some staff members of Lee Ah Mooi, a nursing home, were evicted by landlords. [86], In order to stop the spread of COVID-19, the COVID-19 (Temporary Measures) Act 2020 and its Control Order Regulations 2020[87] was brought into force. The Singapore government has donated medical supplies including test kits, thermal scanners, surgical masks, surgical gloves, medical goggles and non-contact infrared thermometers to assist Colombo to keep the pandemic at bay. For example, on 10 September 2020, Singapore Airlines announced that it would cut around 4,300 positions across its group. Tune into ABC at 1 p.m. [38], Internationally, the case fatality ratio (CFR) for COVID-19 has been much lower than SARS in 2003. 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The news resulted in STI crashing down by 164.63 (6.83%). At the peak on 12 May, there were 19,667 patients in community care facilities. One of them was the Thaipusam procession, which took several precautions like temperature taking and the provision of hand sanitizers and masks to assure devotees. Cross-border bus services 160 and 170 were amended to serve only local sectors of its route, while Cross-border services 170X and 950 were suspended in lieu of Malaysia's Movement Control Order. [279] As of 26 May, Singapore has unveiled four Budgets that will spend 19.2% of GDP to ensure the impact on the economy is softened and to help the economy recover back to the original state. [322] Minister for Manpower Josephine Teo vowed to improve the living conditions of foreign workers after the quarantine was handled. Dec Hindu temples in Singapore have stepped up precautionary measures such as checking temperature of the visitors. 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